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Solving an Island Region’s Challenges with Solar Street Lighting

An archipelago in the Indian Ocean located between the coasts of Mozambique and Madagascar, Mayotte is a French overseas department particularly famous for its seabed. The territory has all the geographical advantages of an island as well as the problems inherent to this type of region. Energy development is one of its challenges, which the local company EDM and Sunna Design accompanied together in 2016.

 

  Parking lot

    Mayotte – FRANCE

  iSSL Maxi Area and iSSL+

Lampadaire solaire Sunna DEsign gamme iSSL pour parking entrperise locale EDM à Mayotte

Consequences of Inadequate Street Lighting in Mayotte

 

For the director of EDM (Electricity of Mayotte), the observation is clear: the archipelago suffers from an obvious deficit in public lighting. The feeling of insecurity and delinquency present on the island are direct consequences of this lack of light in the streets and other community living spaces.

 

As for the existing street lighting system, it is too energy-consuming and contributes to Mayotte’s difficulties in terms of energy development. The insularity, the annual rate of electricity consumption, the overexploitation of the network, are all factors that push the managers and the companies of the energy sector to find innovative solutions to better light the island.

Eclairage public solaire en région insulaire pour une aire de jeux à Mayotte, France

The Solar Partnership of EDM and Sunna Design

 

An eco-citizen company committed to finding sustainable solutions for both people and the planet, EDM called on Sunna Design to help design an economical and ecological lighting system for the streets of Mayotte.

 

It all started with a pilot project, initiated by EDM for its own premises, a way to introduce local communities and institutions of the island to how solar lighting works and how it can be a suitable answer to the lack of street lights in Mayotte.

 

EDM ordered about twenty street lamps from the iSSL range, of which eight were destined for the parking lot of its headquarters in Kawéni. For 60 days, this life-size test allowed Mayotte’s decision-makers to observe the efficiency of the led solar street lamps. The 2000m2 surface is perfectly illuminated by the eight street lights, making this solar parking lot a clear demonstration of the capacities of autonomous lighting to accompany the archipelago’s challenges.

Eclairage public solaire de nuit en région insulaire pour un parking à Mayotte, France

A Successful Test for Photovoltaic Street Lighting of an Island

 

The experiment conducted by EDM and Sunna Design proves once again that solar street lamp is a solution to many public lighting problems. The advantage of solar lighting is not one but many, especially for an island. The solar pole doesn’t require connection to the grid, the installation time and the work cost are reduced, and a saving of 80% can be achieved in energy consumption compared to a traditional lighting system.

 

Sunna Design’s intelligent street light allows it to modulate the light intensity of the street lamps, lighting at full power when needed while saving energy at off-peak hours. By choosing Sunna Design, EDM also bets on a technology with a 6-year warranty and a powerful and reliable lighting system adapted to even the most extreme climates, which has already been tried and tested in many countries around the world.

 

Given the success of this test and in order to help Mayotte’s mayors finance the cost of a solar street light, more expensive to purchase but very quickly more profitable, state aids have been put in place. It is expected that the capital Mamoudzou will benefit from this solar technology as a priority in order to quickly regain good lighting of its public roads and greater safety.

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Year

 

2016
Location
 
Mayotte
Client
 
EDM Eletricity of Mayotte
Product(s) used

 

iSSL Maxi Area, iSSL +

Which products for this field of application ?

    Path and crosswalk Park and recreation Parking lot Path and crosswalk Park and recreation
    The iSSL+ is a reliable and robust stand-alone solar lighting solution, particularly suitable for pedestrian walkways, cycle paths and car parks. This innovative product offers a very simple and quick installation with unmatched performance and connected services such as Sunnap'. Do you have a similar project or any other project? Talk to our sales team!    
    Park and recreation Parking lot General Area Park and recreation
    The iSSL maxi Area is a reliable and robust stand-alone solar lighting solution, particularly suitable for area lighting, car parks and public squares. This innovative product offers a very simple and quick installation with unmatched performance and connected services such as Sunnap'.   Do you have a similar project or any other project ? Talk to our sales team!    
    Road and street Parking lot General Area Road and street
    iSSL Maxi Road is the most reliable and robust stand-alone solar lighting solution. This innovative product offers unparalleled performance and connected services with the SunnApp, and installs very quickly.   Do you have a similar project or any other project ? Talk to our sales team!    
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design iSSL+ noir Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design iSSL+ blanc
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design iSSL Maxi Area noir Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design iSSL Maxi Area blanc
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design iSSL Maxi Road Noir Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design iSSL Maxi Road blanc

    Specifications iSSL +

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    1,750 to 3,500 lumens
    Consumption
    10 W to 20 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 175 lm/W
    Color temperature options couleur
    2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    50,000 hours
    * Available with motion sensor
    PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    50 Wc
    Lifespan
    > 20 years at 80% of initial power
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, high resistance to extreme temperatures
    Capacity
    120 Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    0,16 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    14 kg

    Specifications iSSL Maxi Area

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    3,500 to 7,000 lumens
    Consumption
    20 W to 40 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 175 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    50,000 hours
    * Available with motion sensor
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    80 Wc
    Lifespan
    > 20 years at 80% of initial power
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, high resistance to extreme temperatures
    Capacity
    240 Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    0,147 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    19 kg

    Specifications iSSL Maxi Road

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    3,500 to 7,000 lumens
    Consumption
    20 W to 40 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 175 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    50,000 hours
    * Available with motion sensor
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    80 Wc
    Lifespan
    > 20 years at 80% of initial power
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, high resistance to extreme temperatures
    Capacity
    240Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    0,147 m²
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight
    19 kg

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